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Accident: 202442612 - Employee Suffers Burns From Pressurized Hot Water

Accident: 202442612 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 10/27/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12588186212/14/20054941Ch20 Inc
At approximately 4:05 p.m. on October 27, 2005, Employee #1, a water treatment service worker, was performing a service requiring introduction of chemicals into the closed and pressurized boiler water system. When he attempted to add a second dose of chemicals through a bypass feeder chemical addition system, the internal pressure had not been fully released before he attempted to remove the lid from the chemical addition tank. The residual internal pressure forced the hot water, which was at 200 degrees Fahrenheit, out of the tank and sprayed Employee #1's arms and torso. He suffered second and third degree burns and was hospitalized for eight days.
Keywords: burn, boiler, torso, arm, pressure release, chemical, hot water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125881862 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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